John 8:47

He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 8:47

He that is of God, heareth Gods words: ye therefore heare them not, because ye are not of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear {them,} because you are not of God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that is of God heareth the words of God: for this cause ye hear `them' not, because ye are not of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who is a child of God gives ear to the words of God: your ears are not open to them because you are not from God.
- Basic English Bible

He that is of God hears the words of God: therefore ye hear [them] not, because ye are not of God.
- Darby Bible

He that is of God, heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
- Webster's Bible

He who is a child of God listens to God's words. You do not listen to them: and why? It is because you are not God's children."
- Weymouth Bible

He who is of God hears the words of God. For this cause you don't hear, because you are not of God."
- World English Bible

He that is of God, herith the wordis of God; therfor ye heren not, for ye ben not of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

he who is of God, the sayings of God he doth hear; because of this ye do not hear, because of God ye are not.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 8:47

Wesley's Notes for John 8:47


8:47 He that is of God - That either loves or fears him, heareth - With joy and reverence, God's words - Which I preach.


Discussion for John 8:47

  • Atuman yakubu on John 8:47
    bible exposition and commentary on john 8;47, the desire to hear from God
  • Chris - in Reply on John 8:47
    In Jn chap 8, Jesus was dealing with the religious leaders of his day (Scribes & Pharisees). Jesus gave them some powerful, accusatory words (see the whole chapter). But He also told them that they couldn't understand Him because they couldn't hear him (couldn't grasp heavenly teaching). He told them that He brought them God's Word, the Truth, but they refused to believe Him because their father wasn't God but the Devil. So to verse 47: Jesus said, "He is that is of God heareth God's Words", or the person that is obedient to God & His laws (not the Jews traditions & interpretations), can grasp the meaning & live accordingly. So he told them that since they could not grasp spiritual things, this proved that God was not their Father, but Satan was. Then of course, they began to accuse Jesus of being demon possessed. In your desire to hear from God, you must attend to His Word, the Bible & listen out for His Spirit's Voice to speak to your heart & give you Light.


 

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